James Marshall Reilly is an entrepreneur, brand consultant, talent agent, author and public speaker.
His business book, Shake The World: It’s Not About Finding a Job, It’s About Creating a Life, was published by Penguin Books in December of 2011 to critical and commercial success.
His most recent book, One Great Speech, was acquired in a preempt by SourceBooks, and was released on October 6, 2020. It is the first-ever book about how to break-in to the paid speaking market.
Reilly has spent over 15 years in the paid speaking industry, both as an agent and agency owner. During this time he discovered and represented some of the most acclaimed speakers in the world.
As a literary agent, he has sold books to major publishers with advances in the five- and six-figures.
Reilly often lectures on topics that include branding, corporate social responsibility, the paid speaking market, how to give compelling presentations, and the future of work.
He has been featured as an expert in a variety of media outlets, including the Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, the New York Post, International Business Times, CEO Magazine, New York Daily News, American Express Open Forum, and Leadership Excellence Magazine, among others.
In November 2011, Reilly was invited to the White House to be honored as one of the top entrepreneurs under the age of 30 in the United States.
Reilly's branding, speaking and literary consulting services are comprehensive. He works to help identify and develop lecture topics, create speaker biographies, and help clients to sign exclusive contracts with speakers bureaus. He also focuses on book publishing opportunities for his clients.
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